If you were to Google “how to be an effective ______________________” (fill in the
Take a moment and consider: Is your work environment a psychologically safe environment? If you are a leader or manager, do your employees feel like they work in a psychologically safe environment?
I am learning more and more that what is standing between where we are and the success we want to achieve is OURSELVES; and in particular, our thinking.
The difference between the qualities that you have and the qualities that you want to possess is in how you see your world or, in other words, your mindsets. Thus, if you want to develop certain qualities that you do not yet have, it is essential that you change your mindsets.
What causes people to see the same thing or encounter the same situation and interpret so differently? The difference is one’s mindsets. The reality is that the lenses we use to view the world largely determines the success we have in our life, work, and leadership.
The reality is: The success of our life, work, and leadership is largely determined by the quality and accuracy of our decisions. And, the more we are open-minded and the more humble we are, the better we will be at making decisions.
Possessing an open mindset leads to better thinking, decision making, and problem solving; which in turn, leads to greater success in life, work, and leadership.
Just being able to clearly identify specific mindsets is powerful because it gives us specific targets that we can confidently focus in on. Without such identification and clear labels, we end up shooting a little haphazardly.
The fact that very few of us can clearly identify mindsets that drive success is problematic. It is problematic because we have little clarity on what to focus on. And, even if we feel we do have clarity, how certain are you that what you have chosen to focus on is actually the best thing to focus on.